We would like to take this opportunity of welcoming you to our wonderful new website!
It has been made to keep you up to date with all the fantastic things that go on in and around St George’s C of E school. We hope that you enjoy your visit and that it shows you some of the great things your children get up to during the day.
At St. George’s C of E we believe in everyone working together, sharing responsibility for our children’s education and development. We are a smaller-than-average primary school in the heart of Ladywood. Our school’s vision and goals are clearly expressed in our mission statement:
We want our children to…
- Be able to use initiative
- Be self reliant
- Have respect for themselves and others
- Be responsible
- Show through their behaviour that they caring for one another
- Have a sense of their own worth
…… so that they can grow into happy and successful young people.
Our school is a Church Aided school and we have close links with St. George’s Church in Westbourne Road, Edgbaston. Our Christian background is very important and Christian values are the basis of all we do in school. One of the most important Christian values is that of respect for others, and we show this by welcoming children from all faith backgrounds. We encourage children to develop within the faiths and beliefs of their own families. Our school is rich in many cultures and children come from a wide variety of backgrounds, which we embrace and celebrate into our school family.
At St. George’s eighty-nine percent of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, well above the national average, and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also very high, although only a few are at an early stage of learning English. The largest ethnic groups are of pupils from Black or Black British Caribbean or African backgrounds. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is over twice the national average. Pupil mobility (the proportion of pupils arriving or leaving the school part way through) is high.